…as judges refuse to acknowledge both factions
Ben Peters, Abuja
It was a show of shame at the resumed hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting on Wednesday morning in Abuja as the two factions of the Labour Party led by Julius Abure and Lamadi Apapa, respectively, engaged themselves in a verbal war.
Just as the doors were opened for lawyers and others to access the court room, the mild drama between the two factions started to the dismay of the entire court.
The drama was between the two factions of the Labour Party (LP) over which group should be in court.
The judges arrived to commence the day’s proceedings and also refused to acknowledge the representation of the party aside the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, who was present in court.
The Tribunal refused to take an appearance for the LP as acting National Chairman of the party, Lamidi Apapa, as well as the National Women Leader of the party, Dudu Manugu, tried to make an appearance for Labour Party when the petition was called.
Justice Haruna Tsamani noted that if two persons were making an appearance for the party, they will not be put on record.